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I got my 2nd implant on Monday. My right implant went so good, I thought why not.  well this one is no picnic. I am wondering if someone can give me some guidelines? I have quite a bit of pain in my jaw, and I get headaches and brief stabs of ear ache type pain. I  am also very dizzy, using a cane. I think the dizziness is causing a bit of nausea. My dressing was on very tight and the headaches are less since it came off yesterday, now it's just by my temple . Can anyone give me a point to shoot for as to when this will get better? I'm pretty sure I got spoiled by the first one. That was a piece of cake ?I hope I didn't make a big mistake. Thanks for being here. 

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Hi @Kay

 

I am so sorry to hear about your difficult recovery this time.  Hang in there.  Bilateral CIs have been amazing for me.  I hope you feel better soon and can look forward to the start of your bilateral journey.  Keep us posted.

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Well, try to rest as much as you can... Pain will go away, the vestibular apparatus will calm down...

Try not to irritate your jaw with too solid food - allow yourself plenty of rest. Of course, dizziness is a major cause of feeling nauseous. 

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17 hours ago, Kay said:

I got my 2nd implant on Monday. My right implant went so good, I thought why not.  well this one is no picnic. I am wondering if someone can give me some guidelines? I have quite a bit of pain in my jaw, and I get headaches and brief stabs of ear ache type pain. I  am also very dizzy, using a cane. I think the dizziness is causing a bit of nausea. My dressing was on very tight and the headaches are less since it came off yesterday, now it's just by my temple . Can anyone give me a point to shoot for as to when this will get better? I'm pretty sure I got spoiled by the first one. That was a piece of cake ?I hope I didn't make a big mistake. Thanks for being here. 

Hi Kay, 

Thank you for reaching out to the HearPeers community. I'm really sorry to hear about the physical pain you are experiencing right now. For many recipients, the common symptoms of pain settle down within a week or so after surgery. However each person is different, and we are unable to provide medical advice. I strongly recommend to stay in contact your medical specialist about how you are feeling as they will be able to provide you with specific medical advice along the way. Your MED-EL Representative can also offer further support - if you can send me through your contact details I will get them to get in touch with you to help. Wishing you all the best and thinking of you on your journey!

Kind regards,

Leigh 

HearPeers Support Team

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Feel better @Kay

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@Kay  Just checking in on you.  How are you feeling now?

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Mary Beth I am much improved. I am still getting some earaches but the nurse said it is nerve pain. I also have some random balance problems but not as much as I did. Thanks.  I thought I sent a post a few days ago but just realized I wrote it but it didn't get sent ?. Two week post op checkup Tuesday.  Peace 

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Sorry, not nerve, healing pain 

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@Kay

 

Sure hope your recovery continues to improve.  When is your activation?

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November 30th. I was hoping for before thanksgiving but it's too soon. I'm curious about what that will be like. Everything this time is different. 

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@Kay

November 30th will be here before you know it.  It may be better that it is not soon so that you can fully recover from your surgery.

My Right and Left activations and early journeys were completely different from each other.  Smile.  However, in the end they both work fabulously and are very balanced.  

I look forward to reading about your journey.  

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You're right about recovery. My head is still pretty sore where I'm supposing the processor will set. I'm just anxious and of course want everything yesterday! ?

What was it Ivana says about patience? ?I'll let you know how it goes.  Thanks 

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